Important astrological energies for the month of January 2015
- Full Moon with Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Cancer occurs on January 4, 2015.
- Ceres enters Capricorn on January 8, 2015.
- New Moon with Sun and Moon in Aquarius occurs on January 20, 2015.
- Mercury in Aquarius turns stationary retrograde on January 21, 2015. It will remain retrograde and in the sign of Aquarius until February 11, 2015 when it turns stationary direct.
A New Perspective
By Misty Kuceris ©2015
The year of 2015 starts out with Mars forming an opposition to Jupiter retrograde on January 1, 2015. This energy can go either way, especially with Mars in Aquarius. You may find that you have a lot of energy to achieve things in life. Or, you may feel as if everything is scattered and you’re frustrated that you can’t get anything done. It’s important that you don’t let frustration drive you since it could lead to anger and other problems. If you do find that you have a lot of energy, don’t try to run over other people as you get excited about doing things. Try to include them in your plans.
Venus enters the sign of Aquarius a couple days later on January 3rd. It will move into a sextile with Saturn in Sagittarius a few days later. This is the time period that you need to watch out for your finances. Although you may read reports that the economy is improving in the United States, you are concerned that you own earnings don’t seem to reflect the news. For this reason, you’re willing to be frugal in your approach to money. You may also feel the same way about your relationships with other people. You want to be your own person. You don’t want other people to tell you what to do. What’s good about this energy is that you are willing to leave other people alone so they can be their own selves.
January 4th turns out to be a busy day with Venus forming a sextile to Saturn, Mercury entering the sign of Aquarius, and the first full Moon of the year occurring.
When Venus forms a sextile to Saturn, you have the opportunity to look at your relationships and finances and see if they are on track with what you want in life. This is a good time to get organized. It’s a good time to lay a foundation for what you want in life. You may take yourself seriously, but at the same time, you may find that you can grow and cultivate your relationships in a way that brings joy to your life.
With Mercury entering the sign of Aquarius, you want other people to accept you for whom you are. You don’t want others to tell you what to do. Your mind is open to new concepts and you are willing to try new things. This could be a good day to just determine what works for you and what gets in your way.
At the same time, the full Moon, with Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Cancer, could bring a lot of intensity into your life. You definitely want to determine what works for you and what gets in your way so you can release the negative out of your life. You also want to cultivate those important relationships in your life. But, the Sun in Capricorn is separating from a conjunction to Pluto while the Moon is separating from an opposition to Pluto. Also, the full Moon is in a tight square to the Moon’s lunar nodes and Uranus which is conjunct the Moon’s South Node. Meanwhile, the Moon is forming a trine to Chiron and the Sun is forming a sextile to Chiron.
With Pluto forming a separating aspect to the Full Moon you need to be careful not to let other people manipulate you into their point of view, even if you don’t feel right about it. This is not a time period to take risks, even though you’re tempted. Rather, you need to move cautiously. There could be a lot of violence in the world and you don’t need to bring it into your personal life. With the Full Moon forming a sextile/trine aspect to Chiron, you may be able to avoid injury by listening to your inner guidance. Spirit is very important right now since you don’t want others to control you.
In the chart set up for the United States, you might find weather patterns being extremely difficult with storms appearing throughout different parts of the country. Keep that in mind as you think about your travel plans.
As Venus formed a sextile to Saturn on January 4th, the day of the full Moon, Mercury forms a sextile to Saturn on January 5th. This may be important to consider because of the energy and timing of the full Moon. You may find that you can get your thoughts together as you ponder on important circumstances in your life. This is a good day to consider your options and how you want to move forward with your life. Just don’t take yourself so seriously that you miss out on having fun today.
Ceres enters the sign of Capricorn on January 8th and brings the energy of the matriarch into your life. Or, perhaps you may feel more like the warrior woman. This is where you understand the importance of family dynamics as they operate in your life. You see where these dynamics affect your reaction to the outside world and what you want to do for a living. You see where you need to take on your own power so you can lead and not follow others.
Mars will enter the sign of Pisces on January 12th. It’s not comfortable in the water sign of Pisces. Because Mars represents fire, you may find that your energy is sputtering out of control. Mars will be forming a conjunction to Neptune a few days later indicating that you may not know what you’re doing. You need to be careful not to get sucked into other people’s fears. You need to listen to your feelings. You need to pull back and take care of your own concerns.
January 13th could be a fun day with Venus forming a sextile to Uranus. You’re open to finding new friends and looking at people from a different perspective. You’re willing to try new things in life. You may even feel as if you discovered that one true soul mate. But, be careful. Sometimes a person that seems exciting today is not someone you want to be with tomorrow.
It seems as if Mercury is following Venus again. Venus formed a sextile to Uranus yesterday, January 13th. Today, January 14th, Mercury is forming a sextile to Uranus. Again, your mind is open to new concepts and ideas. You’re willing to try new things and experience new perspectives. This can be good, especially if you’re thinking about the future and what you want in life.
January 15th could be a day of tension as Mars forms a square to Saturn and Pluto forms a square to the Moon’s Nodal Axis. This tension is even greater than usual because Mars is in the sign of Pisces and Saturn is in the sign of Sagittarius.
You feel a desire to move forward with situations, but at the same time you also feel the need to hold back and evaluate situations. With the placement of Mars and Saturn, it could be too easy to become scattered in life or try to appease other people rather than really confront situations which are causing you problems. You need to be careful not to become the victim here.
With Pluto forming a square to the Moon’s Nodal Axis on January 15th, you need to understand the balance of the past vs. the future. You need to address fears that are preventing you from succeeding. You need to embrace your dreams of the future.
In the negative, this could be a very violent time period for the world because of various power struggles that are occurring between important ruling powers. And, in your personal life you may find people from different walks of your life trying to vie for control over you. In the positive, this could lead to negotiations where people are willing to compromise for the best of the world. In your personal life, you may find ways to compromise without giving up your personal power.
There is a sympathetic relationship between Mars and Ceres especially as they form a sextile on January 16th. Perhaps both planets are in their fall. Mars is not comfortable at all in the sign of Pisces. Fire and water create steam. Ceres see the energy of Capricorn as its rival for power in the world. While technically Capricorn is a feminine sign, it’s ruled by the planet Saturn which represents the patriarchal stereotype. There is an opportunity to build understanding today as you look at areas in your life where you may need to compromise in order to move forward with success. You may be able to approach situations in a gentle manner, rather than trying to ram them down someone else’s throat. By approaching situations in a gentle manner, you’ll find that other people are willing to work with you for success.
You need to be very careful in your interactions with other people on January 19th as Venus forms an opposition to Jupiter retrograde and Mars forms a conjunction to Neptune. You want to believe what you hear and feel. You want to see the best in other people. But, they may be deceiving you. Or, you may only be hearing what you want to hear and not what is really being said. This is not a day to sign contracts because you’ll either be deceived about the terms or you’ll pay more than you anticipated. It’s also important that you don’t make any personal commitments because you think you can do everything when in actuality you’re asking too much of yourself.
On January 20th, Uranus forms a conjunction to the Moon’s South Node in the early morning hours, EST. The Sun will enter the sign of Aquarius and a few hours later the new Moon in Aquarius occurs. This could be a difficult day if you don’t understand the energies. Since the Moon’s South Node deals with fears that arise from past actions and Uranus deals with the desire to move forward, no matter what the cost, you need to be careful. If you let fear get in the way, you may become too paralyzed to act. Or, you may lash out in anger and make the situation worse. However, if you use the positive energy of Uranus to view your circumstances from a new perspective, you may be able to release the fear from your life.
Normally the Sun entering the sign of Aquarius is not such a big thing. However, when the new Moon occurs just a few hours later, both the Sun and Moon are just at 0 degrees of Aquarius. This new Moon is also forming a sextile to Saturn, which is the ruling sign of Aquarius. What’s critical is that this new Moon emphasizes the important lesson that Uranus forming a conjunction to the Moon’s South Node tried to teach: View life from a new perspective and let go of the fears which are preventing your success.
Mercury in Aquarius turns stationary retrograde on January 21st. It will remain retrograde in the sign of Aquarius until February 11th when it turns stationary direct. With Mercury turning stationary retrograde it will be easier for you to re-evaluate your actions and your perspective. Because Aquarius rules electronics, this might not be the easiest time for purchasing equipment unless you have no choice. So, make certain that you have everything up to date and as good as possible. But, this really is a good time period for personal growth. Hopefully you’ll slow down enough to reconsider your approach to matters in life. Hopefully you’ll find ways to try things differently. Or, perhaps you’ll mull over the possible different approaches and get a better psychological understanding as to what approach may be the best for you.
When Ceres forms a sextile to Neptune on January 23rd, you’ll have the opportunity to really go into the depths of your being. This is a day where you’ll be able to understand your subconscious motivations and whether they are healthy in your life. You’ll be able to pull up information that normally floats below in your subconscious mind and come up with psychological insights. You may be able to pull up old fears which stand in the way and release them from your life. Or, you may gain a deeper emotional understanding of your needs so you can integrate them into your daily life. This could actually be a very good day for you as you find a balance in your life between spirit and matter.
There may be a slight shift of energy when Venus enters Pisces on January 27th. You may feel more compassion for other people and not want to think of yourself as much. This is not a bad thing. You just need to make certain that you don’t let other people victimize you. Venus actually enjoys being in the sign of Pisces because there’s an opportunity for you to bring out your creative and spiritual nature. Use this gentle side to understand what’s important in your life. And, also bring this understanding to your relationships.
On January 30th, Venus forms a square to Saturn while Mars forms a sextile to Pluto. These energies could actual balance each other out. When Venus forms a square to Saturn, you may find yourself more cautious as you approach relationships in your life. You don’t want other people to take advantage of you. But, you may find yourself pulling away from relationships rather than engaging in them.
With Mars forming the sextile to Pluto, you also want to be cautious in your approach to relationships. Again, you don’t want other people to take advantage of you. But, the difference with Mars forming a sextile to Pluto is that you feel comfortable about your decisions. You don’t mind standing up for your rights.
The reason that these two aspects balance each other out is that you’ll know what’s important in your life. You’ll know when you need to pull back and just observe the situation. And, you’ll know when you have to engage and stand up for your point of view.
As the month of January ends, Mars forms a conjunction to Chiron on January 31st. This can be a wonderful day of healing and relaxation. Don’t feel bad if you don’t want to do a lot of things. Instead, take time to enjoy your life.